Meet the team

Dr Annemieke Apergis-Schoute

Lecturer in Psychology - Annemieke specialises in research on prefrontal connectivity and the interaction between anxiety and compulsivity in mental health.  She has expertise in neuroimaging, cognitive tests, mental health research, patient recruitment and deep brain stimulation, interactions of the vmPFC and basal ganglia

Professor Andrew Colman

Professor in Psychology - Research interests are in judgment and decision making, game theory and experimental games, and psychometrics.

Dr Caren Frosch

Lecturer in Psychology - Research interests centre on judgment and decision making and reasoning in adults and children, including counterfactual thinking.

Dr Ruth Hatcher

Lecturer in Psychology - Ruth specialises in research on mental health and wellbeing with particular focus in the prison context with emphasis on assessment, rehabilitation and recovery of offenders/ offender engagement with rehabilitation, education and recovery.  Ruth’s research involves mixed methodologies – both qualitative and quantitative applied psychological research methods, with expertise in evaluation methodology, the measurement of individual differences (e.g. risk assessments etc), and in undertaking research within secure settings and/or with forensic populations.

Dr Ceri Jones

Lecturer in Clinical Psychology - Ceri specialises in research on social prescribing particularly in the context of public sector resilience and peer support.  She has particular expertise in patient safety and human factors, quality improvement, health service research, safety culture, organisation and individual resilience and social prescribing.

Dr Eva Krockow

Lecturer in Psychology - Eva specialises in the research surrounding health-related decision making. This includes medical prescribing choices about antibiotics and patient perceptions about health risks. Collaborating with colleagues from the Max-Planck Institute in Germany, Eva has recently become interested in collective intelligence approaches for optimising health-related decisions, including computer simulations that aggregate choices of larger crowds of decision makers.

Professor John Maltby

Professor in Psychology - Research focuses on personality, individual differences, social psychology, and well-being. A key feature of this work involves exploring models of resilience and the assessment of well-being across different populations. Recent work includes looking at psychometric assessment of well-being among those in care, Huntington’s Disease, and young people. 

Dr Eoin McElroy

Lecturer in Psychology - Eoin specialises in research on the measurement and development of mental health problems across the life course. He has expertise in multivariate statistics, latent variable modelling, psychometrics and longitudinal data analysis.

Professor Elizabeta Mukaetova-Ladinska

Professor on Old Age Psychiatry - Elizabeta specialises in improving clinical outcomes to the benefit of older adults with overt mental health problems, including dementia and delirium. Main research themes include cognitive impairment and dementia, clinical characteristics of ageing in neurodevelopmental disorders, and cognitive ageing among adults from ethnic background.

Dr Emma Palmer

Reader in Psychology - Emma specialises in research into the development of antisocial behaviour, aggression and offending, with specific reference to social cognition; victimisation and psychological well-being, including online behaviours (e.g. cyberbullying, etc.) and Interventions to reduce offending and the evaluation of these interventions.  She has particular expertise on multivariate statistics.

Professor Noelle Robertson

Professor in Clinical Psychology - Noelle’s research and clinical interests centre on how we adjust to, and manage, chronic health conditions (particularly cardio-pulmonary diseases and diabetes) and how we can enhance patient care, directly with patients, or indirectly through work with staff.  She has particular interests in shame, stigma and physical health; enhancing therapeutic alliance in psychoeducation; staff distress and resilience and the implementation of research evidence


  • Sophie Hall, Research Associate working with Professor John Maltby 

Postgraduate students

  • Najwa Albeladi is supervised by Emma Palmer. Project looks at the role of the Saudi family in guiding children's use of social media websites.
  • Najmah Alzahrani is supervised by John Maltby. Project looks at psychological resilience.
  • Karleni Bains is supervised by John Maltby. Project looks at early mother-child interaction and links with the child's communication development and the mother's psychological well-being.
  • Noor Balahmar is supervised by John Maltby. Project looks at visual communication and the impact of the YouTubers phenomenon on Saudi teenagers and children.
  • Radhika Joshi is supervised by John Maltby. Project looks at how we understand mental health literacy in University students
  • Frances Sage is supervised by Emma Palmer. Project looks at emotional dysregulation in children.
  • Karen Thorne is supervised by Emma Palmer. Project looks at traumatic brain injury in sexual offenders.
  • Emma Wildgoose is supervised by Emma Palmer.